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Chelsea manager Tuchel: I've been unfair to Hudson-Odoi

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has admitted it is "unfair" of him to ask Callum Hudson-Odoi to play as a wing-back.

However, Tuchel insists the 20-year-old can only benefit from adding more versatility to his game.

Hudson-Odoi excelled in a more natural advanced role in Saturday's 7-0 win over Norwich City.

"I think he needs that," Tuchel said. "For me, he needs that. These guys who are so full of quality hear sometimes a little bit too often how good they are.

"But you need to prove it, to show it and for the offensive guys it is easy – just reach statistics and deliver assists and goals and this is what he does and what he needs to show.

"We are aware that we are maybe a bit unfair when we ask him to play too often as a right wingback where he cannot show his full potential.

"We are aware of that so it's always a mix and at the moment we think we have found a way to push him to the limits and this can change from week to week."


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